When I was in journalism school 40 years ago, we learned about those factors that went into making news judgments. One was proximity — the value of the hometown story, of localizing news, giving greater weight to events near at hand, looking into the distance (the war in Vietnam, for instance) only as foreign affairs affected us. We were warned not to focus on problems in distant parts of the world while ignoring stories closer to home.…
More than 500 Glee Club alumni celebrate the group’s 100th anniversary with a rousing performance and the largest reunion of a student organization in school history.
The Bishop of Rome is shifting the terrain with his pastoral nature, his embrace of dialogue and his concern for the children of God throughout the world.
Father Hesburgh’s signature cocktail was a Manhattan, done his way. Nobody made ’em like Patrick Denis Murphy.
Notre Dame’s consummate bartender does more than serve up drinks. He’s counselor, companion, philosopher, poet, ambassador, storyteller, sweetheart, teacher, diplomat, legend and friend to all who enter there.
Robert Lax went to Patmos to pursue his art and the creative expression of a solitary, spiritual life. I did as well, discovering there his quiet gifts of grace.
If New England cows can jump start Haiti’s energy future, an enlightening couple will make the connection.
Sometimes we launch our creations into the world not knowing where they land. Sometimes they turn up having done some good, having made a difference, and maybe we find out.
How wide a circle and who’s inside? And other questions facing us all, begging better answers.